Barcelona could send midfielder to Wolves as part of Adama Traore transfer


Wolves transfer news – Adama Traore returned to Barcelona in the January transfer window and already the club want to secure him on a permanent basis

Barcelona are considering offering midfielder Riqui Puig to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer as they search for a way to complete a permanent deal for winger Adama Traore.

The Spanish international left Molineux to return to Barcelona, where he came through the famed La Masia academy as a youngster, and he has already impressed under Xavi in La Liga and in the Europa League.

Indeed at the time of writing Traore already has four assists to his name in just seven outings in all competitions, including a couple against Napoli to ensure that Barca progressed into the last 16 of the competition after falling out of the Champions League.

Traore is wanted beyond the end of his loan in Catalonia, a loan which is due to expire at the end of the season, but by president Joan Laporta’s own admission, financing a move for Traore will be difficult come the summer.

“We’d love Adama Traore to stay here, it’s possible – but we’re in difficult financial situation,” he said. “We’ll see at the end of the season.”

Traore has a single year remaining on his Wolves contract in the summer, but the club are thought to be demanding as much as £25m for the player, from any sides who wish to take him off their hands.

Reports in Spain suggest that, to help fund the deal, Barca would be willing to throw in a player as part of the agreement – that player being Puig, a player who interests Wolves.